Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, remains open and free to visit, although the historic buildings are closed.
The park is a 19th-century historic farmstead, with a mission to interpret North Carolina’s agricultural heritage and rural history via educational programs, special events and exhibits.
Several goats live at Historic Oak View County Park, which makes it a unique destination in Wake County.
Visit Historic Oak View County Park’s Facebook page for updates.
Although events have been canceled, it’s still fun to visit.
StoryWalk at Oak View
Every day through August 31st, 2020, during park hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday) check out StoryWalk.
Take a StoryWalk™ at Oak View in August! StoryWalk™ combines the pleasures of reading a children’s book while taking a nature walk. During the month of August, Oak View’s brick walkways will feature the illustrated children’s book “Let’s Count Goats!” by Mem Fox (author) and Jan Thomas (illustrator).
After taking the walk, be sure to say hello to Oak View’s goats in the Goat Corral (weather permitting Mon-Sat 9 am-4:30 pm, Sun 1:15-4:30 pm)
Please remember to maintain social distancing on the trail and wear a mask when distancing isn’t possible.
The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk™ is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
If you can’t visit in person, or if you want to continue the exploration of the park at home, check out the activities at Historic Oak View from Home:
Oak View Goat Pen Pals
Write the goats a letter and they will write back. Address letters to one of these individuals:
- Levi the Goat
- Elliot the Goat
- Leroy the Goat
- Felix the Goat
Historic Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
Worksheets and Activities
Enjoy scavenger hunts, crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, photo challenges, word jumbles and more, all with a focus on Oak View and its residents. Find worksheets and activities here.
Crafts and Games
Make your own birdfeeder, take a Goat Quiz, make goat puppets, make your own weather station, make a suncatcher, and more. Find the crafts and games here.
Oak View on Video
Check out the Historic Oak View County Park YouTube channel for:
- Artifact spotlights
- Sights and Sounds
- Oak View Farm Funnies